Local Government 101 Online Certificate Program

Give your resume a boost with an ICMA professional certificate in local government management.

Local Government 101 goes back to the basics – grounding local government professionals in those key skills and practices that are the foundation of becoming an effective local government manager.

What is Local Government 101?

This interactive online certificate program immerses you in the special challenges that confront the local government manager today. Taught by experienced managers and local government experts, it is designed to impart real-life experience, best practices, and sound advice in the areas most important to a manager’s day-to-day role. 

Gain Your Competitive Edge

Local Government 101 helps new and mid-career managers, assistant managers, and even career-changers new to local government gain the competitive edge in leading their communities and advancing their careers. This five-course, 15-session program provides the basic skills you need to do an outstanding job for your community and make yourself marketable in the increasingly competitive field of local government management.

Choose Your Own Learning Track

There are two learning tracks available so you may choose the one that best suits your needs: 

Track 1: Local Government Fundamentals Plus Equity and Inclusion
15 90-minute modules

  • Course 1: Effective Local Government Manager (3 on demand modules/90 minutes each)
  • Course 2: Equity and Inclusion (Live sessions: June 22, July 13, and July 27, 1-2:30 pm Eastern; on demand also available)
  • Course 3: Human Resources and Staff Effectiveness (3 on demand modules/90 minutes each)
  • Course 4: Managing Local Government Services (3 on demand modules/90 minutes each)
  • Course 5: Becoming an Effective Leader (3 on demand modules/90 minutes each)

More Info/Register for Track 1

Track 2: Local Government Fundamentals Plus Disaster Preparedness

  • Course 1: Effective Local Government Manager (3 on demand modules/90 minutes each)
  • Course 2: Disaster Preparedness (Live sessions: June 26, July 10, and July 24, 1-2:30 pm Eastern; on demand also available)
  • Course 3: Human Resources and Staff Effectiveness (3 on demand modules/90 minutes each)
  • Course 4: Managing Local Government Services (3 on demand modules/90 minutes each)
  • Course 5: Becoming an Effective Leader (3 on demand modules/90 minutes each)

More Info/Register for Track 2

Program Details

Format: Local Government 101 is available in two learning tracks that combine live and on-demand modules so that participants may learn around their schedules. You have one year to complete the program.

Fee: Member = $1,495; Nonmember = $2,495 (Join ICMA) 

Have multiple people in your jurisdiction who could benefit from this program? Take advantage of the following volume discounts: 2 or more = 20% off; 5 or more = 30% off; and 10 or more = 50% off. Click here to download instructions on how to get volume discounts when ordering.

Special thanks to ICMA-RC, Founding Corporate Sponsor.

 

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